It looks like Marvel is staking out its territory in the “world of terror.” In a new interview with Deadline, the studio’s TV boss Jeph Loeb revealed that Ghost Rider and Helstrom will be just the first of several interconnected horror shows to be released on Hulu under the name Adventure into Fear.
“We were talking to [Hulu], and they started scratching because when you look at the success that they’ve had with Castle Rock and the world of terror. Something that really interested us and interested them, and we always knew that we were going to do something with Ghost Rider, we were just waiting for the right place to put it,” Loeb told Deadline. “Then we started having the same conversation, which was there is in the comic book world the Spirit of Vengeance, and they are this sort of unusual group of characters, which involve Ghost Rider, which involve Helstrom, which involve Helstrom’s sister, Anna. We suddenly saw that there were three or four shows that we could put together that we now refer to as Adventure into Fear.”
According to SyFy Wire, the new Marvel horror-verse takes its name from a Marvel comic book series from the ’70s. Not connected to the Ghost Rider comics, Adventure into Fear went through a revolving cast of pulpy monsters before honing in on Man-Thing and Morbius the Living Vampire. It’s unclear whether Marvel will use these characters as well, or just stick to the ones they’re eyeing with their Spirit of Vengeance storyline.
When asked whether this was just Marvel Horror under another name, Loeb replied:
“No, it’s terror, because when you say horror, it means so many different things. There’s everything from Saw, which is the last thing that we want to do, gore-fest kind of thing to there’s a monster running around. What we love is the notion of how we can present a Marvel hero who was truly feared and truly believed that they were a monster, but that, as the stories go on, they realize, oh, I’m the hero of the story, I’m not the villain of the story. That’s not something we’ve ever done before. So we started with Ghost Rider, we went out and managed to get Gabriel Luna to come back and reproduce the role he played on S.H.I.E.L.D. Then we’re going to do Helstrom, and then there’s a couple more that we haven’t yet revealed to the world.”
There’s no word yet on when Ghost Rider or Helstrom will arrive on Hulu, but keep an eye on this page for updates.